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== Location ==
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The CALC-10 workshop will be held in conjunction with [http://naaclhlt2010.isi.edu/ NAACL HLT 2010] in Los Angeles, on June 5 or 6, 2010.
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== Topics ==
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We are particularly interested in work on the automatic detection, classification, understanding, or generation of:
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* neologisms;
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* creative use of figurative language, including metaphor, metonymy, personification, and idioms;
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* new or unconventional syntactic constructions (e.g., May I serve who's next?);
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* indirect speech acts (such as curses, insults, sarcasm, and irony), verbally expressed humor, poetry, and fiction;
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* other phenomena illustrating linguistic creativity (e.g., eggcorns such as once and a while for once in a while; new and emerging forms found in computer-mediated communication).
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We also welcome descriptions and discussions of:
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* computational tools that support people in using language creatively (e.g., tools for computer-assisted creative writing, intelligent thesauri);
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* computational and/or cognitive models of linguistic creativity;
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* metrics and tools for evaluating the performance of creativity-aware systems;
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* specific application scenarios of computational linguistic creativity;
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Related topics, including corpora collection, elicitation, and annotation of creative language usage, will also be considered, as long as their relevance to automatic systems is clearly demonstrated.
  
 
== Tentative dates ==
 
== Tentative dates ==
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* Gerard Steen, Vrije Universiteit,The Netherlands
 
* Gerard Steen, Vrije Universiteit,The Netherlands
 
* Juergen Trouvain, Saarland, Germany
 
* Juergen Trouvain, Saarland, Germany
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== References ==
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Here are some recent papers, related to the topics of the CALC-2010 workshop.
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* Bruno Cartoni (2008): [http://www.lrec-conf.org/proceedings/lrec2008/pdf/247_paper.pdf "Lexical Resources for Automatic Translation of Constructed Neologisms: the Case Study of Relational Adjectives."] In ''Proceedings of LREC 2008'', Marrakech, Morocco, May 28-30, 2008. A paper on a lexical resource for '''translating neologisms''' between Italian and French.
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* Paul Cook and Suzanne Stevenson (2010). Automatically identifying the source words of lexical blends in English. To appear in ''Computational Linguistics''.  An article on automatically inferring the words that are combined to form expressions such as ''brunch'' and ''fantabulous''.
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* Caroline Émond, Jürgen Trouvain, and Lucie Ménard: [http://www.coli.uni-saarland.de/conf/laughter-07/files/EMOND_ET_AL.pdf "Perception of Smiled French Speech by Native vs. Non-native Listeners: A Pilot Study.'] In ''Proceedings of the Interdisciplinary Workshop on The Phonetics of Laughter'', Saarbruecken, Germany, August 4-5, 2007, pages 27-30. A paper on the elicitation and analysis of '''smiled speech'''.
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* Debora Field and Allan Ramsay (2006): [http://www.aclweb.org/anthology-new/W/W06/W06-3903.pdf "How to change a person's mind: Understanding the difference between the effects and consequences of speech acts."] In ''Proceedings of the 5th Workshop on Inference in Computational Semantics (ICoS-5)'', April 20-21, 2006, Buxton, England, pages 27-36. A planner that '''models bluffing, lying, sarcasm''', and other problematic conversational situations.
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* Saisuresh Krishnakumaran and Xiaojin Zhu (2007): [http://www.aclweb.org/anthology/W/W07/W07-0103 "Hunting Elusive Metaphors Using Lexical Resources."] In Proceedings of the NAACL Workshop on Computational Approaches to Figurative Language, Rochester, New York, April 2007, pages 13--20. A paper on '''metaphor identification''' in text documents.
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* Ruli Manurung, Graeme Ritchie, Helen Pain, Annalu Waller, Dave O'Mara, and Rolf Black (2008): [http://www.cs.ui.ac.id/staf/maruli/pub/AAI.pdf "The Construction of a Pun Generator for Language Skills Development."] ''Applied Artificial Intelligence'' 22(9): 841-869.
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* Nick Montfort (2006): [http://nickm.com/if/aaai_06_montfort.pdf "Natural Language Generation and Narrative Variation in Interactive Fiction."] Paper presented at the ''Computational Aesthetics Workshop at AAAI 2006'', July 16, 2006, Boston, Massachusetts. An '''interactive fiction architecture''', based on the narratological distinction between content and discourse (linguistic expression).
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* Ruth O'Donovan and Mary O'Neill (2008). [http://www.chambersharrap.co.uk/chambers/toolsandresources/euralex_2008.pdf "A Systematic Approach to the Selection of Neologisms for Inclusion in a Large Monolingual Dictionary."] In ''Proceedings of Euralex 2008'', Barcelona, Spain, July 15-19, 2008. This paper presents tools supporting the '''detection and selection of neologisms''' for inclusion into new dictionary editions.
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* Amruta Purandare and Diane Litman (2006). [http://www.aclweb.org/anthology/W/W06/W06-1625 "Humor: Prosody Analysis and Automatic Recognition for F*R*I*E*N*D*S*."] In Proceedings of the 2006 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, Sydney, Australia,  July 22-23, 2006, pages 208--215. Acoustic-prosodic and linguistic '''features for automatic humor recognition'''.
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* Antoinette Renouf (2007). "Tracing lexical productivity and creativity in the British media: The Chavs and the Chav-Nots." In Munat, Judith (ed.): [http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=SFSL%2058 ''Lexical Creativity, Texts and Contexts''], (= Studies in Functional and Structural Linguistics 58), John Benjamins, pages 61-89. A corpus-based linguistic '''study of neologisms'''.
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* Mariet Theune, Nanda Slabbers, and Feikje Hielkema (2007): [http://aclweb.org/anthology-new/W/W07/W07-2317.pdf "The Narrator: NLG for digital storytelling."] In ''Proceedings of the Eleventh European Workshop on Natural Language Generation (ENLG 07)'', June 17-20, 2007, Schloss Dagstuhl, Germany, pages 109-112. An implemented system that '''expresses formal representations of stories''' in natural language.
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* Hans Wim Tinholt and Anton Nijholt (2007). "Computational Humour: Utilizing Cross-Reference Ambiguity for Conversational Jokes." In F. Masulli, S. Mitra and G. Pasi (eds.): ''7th International Workshop on Fuzzy Logic and Applications (WILF 2007), July 7-10, 2007, Camogli (Genova), Italy,'' (= Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 4578), Springer-Verlag, Berlin, pages 477-483. Distinguishing humorous anaphora ambiguities from nonhumorous ones to '''generate conversational jokes'''.
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* Tony Veale and Yanfen Hao (2007). [http://afflatus.ucd.ie/Papers/CaseBasedFigurative_AAAI07.pdf "Comprehending and Generating Apt Metaphors: A Web-driven, Case-based Approach to Figurative Language."] In ''Proceedings of AAAI 2007, the 22nd AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence'', Vancouver, Canada, July 22-26, 2007. The paper presents a system that understands property-attribution metaphors and '''generates metaphors''' for a given target.
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And here are two papers on '''intriguing syntactic constructions''' in English:
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* Paul Kay and Charles J. Fillmore (1999). [http://www.icsi.berkeley.edu/~kay/wxdy.ps "Grammatical constructions and linguistic generalizations: The ''What's X doing Y?'' construction."] ''Language'' 75/1: 1-33.
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* Arnold Zwicky (2002). [http://www.stanford.edu/~zwicky/i-wonder-what-kind.pdf "I wonder what kind of construction that this example illustrates."] In David I. Beaver, Luis D. Casillas Martínez, Brady Z. Clark, and Stefan Kaufmann (eds.), ''The Construction of Meaning'', CSLI Publications, pages 219-248.

Revision as of 10:34, 3 December 2009

NAACL HLT Workshop on Computational Approaches to Linguistic Creativity 2010

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Location

The CALC-10 workshop will be held in conjunction with NAACL HLT 2010 in Los Angeles, on June 5 or 6, 2010.

Topics

We are particularly interested in work on the automatic detection, classification, understanding, or generation of:

  • neologisms;
  • creative use of figurative language, including metaphor, metonymy, personification, and idioms;
  • new or unconventional syntactic constructions (e.g., May I serve who's next?);
  • indirect speech acts (such as curses, insults, sarcasm, and irony), verbally expressed humor, poetry, and fiction;
  • other phenomena illustrating linguistic creativity (e.g., eggcorns such as once and a while for once in a while; new and emerging forms found in computer-mediated communication).

We also welcome descriptions and discussions of:

  • computational tools that support people in using language creatively (e.g., tools for computer-assisted creative writing, intelligent thesauri);
  • computational and/or cognitive models of linguistic creativity;
  • metrics and tools for evaluating the performance of creativity-aware systems;
  • specific application scenarios of computational linguistic creativity;

Related topics, including corpora collection, elicitation, and annotation of creative language usage, will also be considered, as long as their relevance to automatic systems is clearly demonstrated.

Tentative dates

  • Dec 18, 2009: Call for papers
  • Mar 1, 2010: Paper submission deadline
  • Mar 30, 2010: Notification of acceptance
  • Jun 5 or 6, 2010: CALC-10

Organizers

  • Paul Cook, University of Toronto (pcook@cs.toronto.edu)
  • Anna Feldman, Montclair State University (anna.feldman@montclair.edu)

Program committee

  • Roberto Basili, University of Roma, Italy
  • Beata Beigman Klebanov, Northwestern University
  • Amilcar Cardoso, Coimbra, Portugal
  • Mona Diab, Columbia University
  • Afsaneh Fazly, Shiraz University, Iran
  • Eileen Fitzpatrick, Montclair State University
  • Pablo Gervas, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
  • Roxana Girju, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Sid Horton, Northwestern University
  • Diana Inkpen, University of Ottawa, Canada
  • Mark Lee, Birmingham, UK
  • Birte Loenneker-Rodman, University of Hamburg
  • Xiaofei Lu, Penn State
  • Ruli Manurung, University of Indonesia
  • Katja Markert, University of Leeds, UK
  • Saif Mohammad, National Research Council, Ottawa, Canada
  • Anton Nijholt, Twente, The Netherlands
  • Ted Pedersen, University of Minnesota in Duluth
  • Vasile Rus, The University of Memphis
  • Gerard Steen, Vrije Universiteit,The Netherlands
  • Juergen Trouvain, Saarland, Germany


References

Here are some recent papers, related to the topics of the CALC-2010 workshop.

  • Paul Cook and Suzanne Stevenson (2010). Automatically identifying the source words of lexical blends in English. To appear in Computational Linguistics. An article on automatically inferring the words that are combined to form expressions such as brunch and fantabulous.

And here are two papers on intriguing syntactic constructions in English: